Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Macklemore "THE TOWN" | Great Seattle area music


Macklemore's "The Town" off The Unplanned Mixtape.
Director/DP/Editor: Zia Mohajerjasbi
Produced By: Kirby Grey, Zia Mohajerjasbi & Sam Toloui
Everything Else: Steve Failows, Futsum Tsegai & Saman Maydani
www.LOVEANDSHOESTRINGS.com
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Fankenstien camera is almost complete!

My DIY 35mm depth of field adapter. Muahahaha
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Monday, December 28, 2009

My Sick Tech Deck Film | Made at 3am


The video was shot and edited on my cell phone (sorry for the quality, but it is from my cell phone).
In 6th grade (2000ish) I loved making tech deck ramps, more than actually 'tech decking', and last night I found my old tech deck park. So I grabbed some cardboard and tape and got back to my roots. Sometimes you have to be a kid. I sat in my room with a bag of chex mix and some music and "skated" all night.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Inspirational Graphic Design

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Shorecrest vs Shorewood | 2 WA highschools lip-dub challenge



Two Shoreline, Washington high schools have challenged each other to a music video lip-dub. The one on top was created first. Note that the bottom video was shot backwards, in one take!
They both are well done. It's really cool that they used the whole school in both the videos, and I also really like how the camera traveled around campus. My favorite part is the dude on top of the lockers at 1:32 in the top video, the guy must be the coolest kid on campus.
My high school would never do something this cool.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Desk Sketch | From a Tablet on Campus

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"5 Links: A film corpse" | A film I made with 5 other directors



This is a film I made with 5 other directors (Zach Yarrington, Angelica Hodgetts, Ben Olsen, Megan Schulz). We created this film for a class at the University of Oregon.
The film was inspired by the Surrealist game called "Exquisite Corpse". (it has nothing to do with an actual corpse). Basically the exquisite corpse is a game made of a few rules to help spawn creative output. The rules we followed in making this film were:
-Each director has (roughly) a 2 minute segment in the film.
-The directors cannot share any information about their segment with the other directors.
-The director and the succeeding director have to share a transition scene between each others segments to keep the story going. The two directors can only share information needed to continue plot, such as actors, location, prop, etc.

Here is the times of each director:
Ben Olsen (start - 4:17)
Angelica Hodgetts (4:17 - 6:30)
Zach Yarrington (6:30 - 10:00)
Bryson Michael (10:00 - 13:00)
Megan Schulz (13:00 - End)

Click on the picture below to read a short .pdf I wrote about the making of the video.
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

OK Go "WTF?"


The visuals in this are nuts, and it was shot in one take. Reminds me when a screen in Windows freezes and you can make the same effect.
I love how Ok Go spends so much time rehearsing for their music videos.
Below is the making of the video
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Here is a basic tutorial I made for Sony Vegas Pro

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Beautiful Losers | Can't wait for this to come to DVD



"BEAUTIFUL LOSERS celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation

In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.

Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth."
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Desk Sketches



I have a stack of recipe cards on my desk and sometimes I make sketches. Here are some that I like.
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If anyone wants to know what the coolest thing in my closest is

It would be this. BAM! Motorcycle jacket and Christmas sweater combo. This may or may not have been worn by Fonzie on the Happy Days Christmas Special
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nick Swardson "28 Drinks Later"



Nobody says that many bros if their not drunk
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Supwitchugirl "I Smell Roses"



"I Smell Roses" is made by Supwitchugirl, University of Oregon students Brian McAndrew, Jamie Slade and Michael Bishop. The video has become very popular around campus and has even gained popularity with some media outlets such as KVAL News and The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN radio (click the link to hear their comments on the video) . BUT, the video has been stirring up some controversy because of the unauthorized use of the Duck mascot. The U of O Duck is copyrighted by Disney, and Supwitchugirl did not get proper licencing to use it (I don't even know how they got a hold of the costume).
Personally I think this video is great. The video has great comedy and good ol' fashion school pride. Supwitchugirl is like The Lonely Island of University of Oregon. Im pretty sure they are going to release an album, but I am not 100% sure, but if they do I will let you know.

You can download the MP3 FREE HERE
More of Supwitchugirl videos are on Youtube HERE.

Wait till you see my O
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jung von Matt / Neckar | 200 fly banners


Tiny banners tied to 200 flys and sent out at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
I remember doing this as a kid. Bee-on-a-string was our version, but using bees probably would have had an adverse effect on the crowd.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Jubelale | Deschutes Brewery seasonal beer


This is one of my favorite beers of the winter season. Makes me all warm inside.
The picture above is every label that has been on Jubelale. They have a new one every year.
Check out more info/awards at DeschutesBrewery.com
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

SNL | What up with that?


"Biological Treasures"
This is one of my new favorite sketches from SNL, mostly because of Jason Sudeikis in the back (the guy in the red track suit and gold donkey rope). I want to learn all of his dance moves.
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Friday, November 6, 2009

10/GUI | 10 finger computer touch interface


As I was watching the video I was doing the finger gestures and if feels natural. This is great idea because lets be honest, the mouse is old. We have seen user interfaces like this in sci-fi movies (Minority Report) but the years pass and still there are no upgrades. Anything that helps speed up productivity is worth $$$ (time=$$$) especially in the Digital Arts field. Hot-keys and mouse gestures help, but this technology would make such a bigger impact on productivity.
I don't want to be the stereotypical next generation by saying this but, I WANT IT NOW!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Art | My face on some flapjacks




This was for an assignment for my Digital Arts Print Media class. I like how it turned out
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Google Wave | This is so cool! Communicate and work in a group online in real-time


This is a long demo video but the potential for this application is going to be insane! It would be a very useful tool for class. You could use it to collaboratively take notes for study groups, create mind-maps in a group, sharing pictures with each other, and MORE.
"What is a wave?
A wave is equal parts conversation and document.People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.
A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time."

Check it out here for more information

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Friday, October 16, 2009

LeGarrette Blount Press Conference | Jimmy Kimmel

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Getting a cold? Make ginger tea!

Ginger tea is very simple to make. This is my first time making it.

Items:
Ginger root (you can find it at any grocery store)
Honey (optional if you want, but it makes it taste great)

Steps:
Hack off a chunk from the root. For one cup you will only need a chunk about half the size of your thumb.
Remove the peel
Cut into thin slices. The thinner the better because the ginger is pretty dense and thin slices can absorb water better.
Boil water
Put the slices into a cup and pour the boiling water over top. The ginger will float and settle to the bottom. Add some honey and you are done. Easy!
If you have a cold make sure to drink plenty of fluids. Water and juices are best. Stay away from drinks that will dehydrate you. You should drink 8 glasses a day regularly, so if you have a cold you should double that amount. Don't forget about nutritious food, plenty of sleep, yadda yadda, but why am I telling you this, you already know the drill.
Cin Cin
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

DIY Project and eating good food

The DIY project was to build Cold Frames for Fall gardening. We built them for an assignment in my class called 'Your Lifestyle Your Design' with professor John Park at the University of Oregon.
We started the day by going to Bring Recycle in Eugene to pick up some recycled materials to build an inexpensive cold frame.
We built the frames using old wood and an old single pane window.



This was a side DIY project Zach was working on. He wanted to build a cover for this organ he was restoring.

TEA TIME! We took a break to enjoy some tea.

Here is one of the boxes half way done. As you can see the top is slanted, this way it can be angled to the south to absorb the most sunlight.

Here it is completed. All it needs now is some hinges.

After that project, the group went out to John's property to build a fire pit.

Here is the fire pit finished. We lined the pit with rocks and used oven racks to cook on.

FIRE!

People in the group brought some great food to cook over the fire. We had stew, spaghetti, roasted vegetables, fire-cooked bread, and even some brownie pumpkin pie for desert. It was a good time. We cooked, we ate, we laughed, we cried (not really).
DIY SUCCESS!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

This makes me want to get a green roof | Inhabitat.com

Think about laying up on your roof getting a tan or watching the stars, that would be sweet! Check out more pictures at Inhabitat.com of how architects are designing green roofs. Hopefully green roofing won't make our cities look like Hobbit towns, or Teletubbie houses.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Saturday Night Live | Conspiracy Theory Rock!

conspiracy theory rock

This is a cartoon that aired once on Saturday Nigh Live then was banned by NBC. I wonder why? Also, If you want to learn more about the major companies controlling our media and pop culture check out the documentary by Frontline Merchants of Cool. The documentary is a little dated but the message is still very strong. I was shocked after watching it, the media is a sick machine.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Print Design Project #1



I had to remove all the typography from a food label. Looks nuts right.
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Everyone needs to see this movie


I just watched it yesterday and it gets a 10 out of 10.
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Old Google


Look I found Google from December 02, 1998. I was searching on The Wayback Machine to look at the first Google site, funny stuff. Check out The Wayback Machine to see archived webpages from back in the day
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ingenuity or Stupidity? | ThereIFixedIt.com


See the wonders of human ingenuity at its best
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Here is my Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Intern Contest submission


A few weeks ago Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was having an intern contest for college students. Above is my submission. We had to make a 2 minute video saying why we should be an intern for the show and if we were picked we would get to document our college life for the show from our college campus. (more details) Pretty sweet!
but... they picked the winner for the intern contest last Friday and I did not make it, bummer, but I had a fun time making this video and people seem to enjoy it so it wasn't a complete loss.
Check out the winner below
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Check out this crazy bug I found at work


Someone please tell me what this thing is?
Sorry about the picture quality I had to zoom in on my camera phone to get a decent picture, but the thing was about 3 inches long with its tail (or stinger?!) and yellow and black like a wasp. Its wings had a slight purple tint to them. Very pretty bug.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Photos by Edward Burtynsky


Amazing photos of our over-industrilized planet... gross
Below is one of his Ted talks

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Check out my new ride



Detail

Im going to be the coolest kid on campus!
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Here is the first demo reel I ever made


I randomly was searching through my computer and found this. It brings me back *tear*. I made this my senior year in high school. Its nice to look back and reflect and see progress. This was a nice throwback.
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Monday, August 31, 2009

The Mew Who Stare at Goats | Trailer

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Website!

Spent some time in the last week cleaning up the website and adding some new style. Hope you like it, I sure do! So while you check out the new site turn this up and enjoy yourself!
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Music Video | Blue Scholars - HI-808

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bathtub IV


Music by myspace.com/meganwashington

This video is all real. It uses tilt shift photography to make the images look like miniatures. Very well done!
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

HTML The Movie


This is a short movie my completely out of html coding! This is just great. (The "Rated R" screen takes a little but just wait it out)
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Call of Duty: Prestige Edition Xbox 360 game comes with NIGHTVISION GOGGLES!


The goggles look legit. I think it is just a ploy from the army to have kids get comfortable wearing military equipment before the world is put into a dark nuclear winter.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Starwars in Concert Tour


THIS WILL BE EPIC!
Check out the website for tour dates
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are | Featurette

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Spinal Tap tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!


They are going to RIP THE LIP OFF OF IT!
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

300th Post!

Visits: 6,317
Page Views: 9,837
Most visits in one day: 119
Average time on site: 1 minute and 7 seconds
New Visitors: 86%

Traffic Sources
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Referring Sites: 63.26%

Top keyword from a search engine: "kenny power phone call" with 902

Top 3 states with the most views: California (537), Oregon (470), New York (439)

Contry that views my website the longest per visit: Taiwan with 5 views with an average 8 minutes and 9 seconds

AND THE WINNER FOR WEIRDEST PLACE ON EARTH TO VIEW MY BLOG GOES TO:
MOLLENDO, PERU
with 1 page view for exactly 1 minute


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Trailer | Paper Heart staring Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi


Looks like it will have some good cameos in it.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

UrbanScreen.com | Large projection art

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dark Night of the Soul | New album by Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse, and David Lynch


Listen to the entire album HERE at NPR
Read about the controversy with the release of the album HERE at NPR
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Trailer | 500 Days of Summer

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Monday, July 20, 2009

FunnyorDie.com | RAAAAAAAANDY part.2

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Friday, July 17, 2009

NICOTINEGREEN | Cigarettes of the future



A company based out of Seattle makes electronic cigarettes that have no tar, no harmful carcinogens, don't burn, and do not cause first or second hand smoke!
How the cigarette works: a microcomputer inside scenes when you inhale and starts an atomizer that instantly vaporizes liquid nicotine which gets inhaled as a vapor. They also have nicotine free and a variety of flavors.
Personally I think they should work on the design of the cigarettes because people might think you are smoking a crack pipe.
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rockclimber Dan Osman | No ropes...thats fine

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FunnyPeopleMovie.com | RAAAAAAAANDY


Check out videos of Anziz Ansari standup as RAAAAAAAANDY. And more restricted content on the Funny People website. Warning: It is vulgar
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This is for my mom | Webvet.com

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Messing with Light







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